Kim Booth MP
Member for Bass
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Greens' Alternative Budget Avoids Public Sector Job Cuts and Pay Freeze
“The Tasmanian Greens Alternative Budget Statement 2014-15 delivers all our election promises, saves 700 public sector workers jobs and their wage agreements, and commences the long term structural reforms necessary to protect the Tasmanian economy and our quality of life,” Mr Booth said.
State Budget Papers Reveal No Short Term Crisis as Liberals Claimed
“The lie of there being such an urgent financial crisis is proven by the Treasurer’s own budget papers which state that the economy is forecast to grow by 1.5 per cent in 2014-15, ‘the same rate as expected in 2013-14’,” Mr Booth said. 
Initial State Budget Response:- Three Months Delay for This?
“Tasmanians waited three months for this? The Liberals’ dismal first effort confirms fears that the state’s public sector workers will be paying for the Liberals’ spend-up big election promises,” Mr Booth said.
Liberals Have no Modelling on Public Sector Salary Freeze Impact on Economy
The Hodgman Liberal regime is recklessly proceeding with its public sector wage freeze without having secured any modelling on potential impacts on the economy, Greens Leader and Treasury spokesperson Kim Booth MP said today.
“A range of commentators have raised concerns about the potential slow down of expenditure which could be the flow on effect of Tasmania’s public sector wage freeze,” Mr Booth said.
Liberals Attempt to Gag Assembly Debate on 'Wreck Forest Future' Bill
“The Hodgman regime is trying to degrade the Tasmanian Parliament to a mere rubber-stamp,” Greens Leader and Forestry spokesperson Kim Booth MP said today.
Finally! Confirmation FT is Operating Under a Letter of Comfort
“The Greens have asked on numerous occasions over the last few months about ongoing public subsidisation of Forestry Tasmania, and specifically whether the GBE would be provided a letter of comfort to ensure they were not operating insolvent,” Mr Booth said.
No Excuse for Continued Refusal to Detail Public Sector Jobs Losses
“Given the range of pre-budget announcements, including both bad news and sweetners, it is unacceptable that the state’s public sector workers have to wait until Thursday before they know how many of them will lose their jobs,” Mr Booth said.
Come Clean on Public Sector Jobs
“Leaving the axe hanging over potentially 1500 public sector jobs in callous and reprehensible,” Greens Leader and Treasury spokesperson Kim Booth MP said.
Egg Labelling Laws Review Needed
“Our back-yard egg producers are warning that the constraints on the number of laying chooks, registration and labelling requirements will drive them out of business,” Mr Booth said.
Dundas Mine Breach Raises Serious Waterway Contamination Concerns
“The Greens have received reports of a breach in the safety bund wall of the old Dundas Razorback tin mine site near Zeehan, with potentially acid mine drainage contaminated water spilling towards the Dundas river,” Greens Leader and Mining spokesperson Kim Booth MP said today.